At Trewirgie, we believe that mathematics is fundamental in helping children understand the world around them. Throughout the academic year children are taught varied areas of mathematics using a range of concrete objects such as counters and cubes, pictorial representations like diagrams and tables, before progressing to abstract methods in order develop the conceptual understanding required to tackle everyday maths.
By using these varied methods and exposing children to a range of questions, this helps them to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and therefore allows them to answer increasingly complex questions as they progress through the school.
When answering questions, children are encouraged to explain and reason mathematically by following lines of enquiry, investigating hypotheses or conjectures and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. They are then encouraged to use these fundamental skills to solve a range of routine and non-routine problems where they have to ‘think outside of the box’ and break down multi-step questions, work systematically and persevere in order to find either single or multiple solutions.
The National Curriculum outlines key areas of maths to be taught in year 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please click on the links below to see our Curriculum coverage for these year groups.